Published: 01 February 2021
We’re taking action to prevent dog theft as increasing
prices for pets during lockdown has seen a rise in thefts nationally. Our
dedicated Rural Crime Team are tackling this by working with partner agencies,
gathering intelligence and highlighting crime prevention advice among the dog owning
Whilst cases of dog theft remains low in Sussex currently,
there are some steps to take to prevent your dog from getting lost or being
- Ensuring your dog is microchipped, which has
- Invest in a name tag and collar, using your
surname rather than the pets name and also using your telephone number.
Your dog should always wear a collar and ID tag as this is a legal
requirement when your dog is in a public place.
- Not leaving your dog unattended in the
garden, the car or outside shops if possible.
- Ensuring gardens and yards are secure.
If you believe your dog has been stolen, or if you have
concerns about suspicious behaviour, report it to Sussex Police on the website
or by calling 101.
For more advice on keeping your pet safe at http://orlo.uk/rVCvH